JBL Synthesis SCL-5

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JBL Synthesis SCL-5 Named “Best of Show” at CEDIA 2019


The Harman Luxury Audio group is delighted to announce that the JBL Synthesis SCL-5 high-output in-ceiling loudspeaker was named a CEDIA 2019 “Best of Show” winner by Residential Systems/TWICE.

The SCL-5 is a new addition to the Custom Loudspeaker Range, joining the SCL-2, SCL-3, and SCL-4.

“We’ve expanded the SCL series with our most powerful in-ceiling model to date and unmatched by anything else available today,” stated Jim Garrett, Senior Director, Product Strategy and Planning, HARMAN Luxury Audio. “The SCL-5 features patented compression driver technology from JBL Professional and patented HDI waveguide geometry which allows for premium high-frequency performance compared to standard tweeters. The SCL-5 delivers authentic cinema quality to the home theater experience.”

The SCL-5 is a two-way in-ceiling loudspeaker system featuring the patented JBL 2409H 1-inch compression driver tweeter mated to a High-Definition (HDI™) waveguide assembly. The HDI waveguide is positioned at an angle and provides controlled directivity in combination with the 6.5-inch cast-frame, Advanced Aluminum Matrix cone woofer. This design allows the SCL-5 to be position far off-axis as is typically the case when used in overhead height channel applications. It also allows the SCL-5 to be used as an in-ceiling LCR or surround channel loudspeaker when traditional in-wall placement is not available.

The system features a sealed/acoustic suspension design with an integrated metal back can, retractable fastener arms, and zero-bezel, magnetically-attached round and square grilles. Gold-plated, spring-loaded binding post terminals make installation connections quick and reliable.

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